THE big day is here. After weeks of politicking, thousands of signs and a lot of the usual political hot air, voters will end the Primary season when polls close at 7 p.m. tonight. Elections supervisor Monica Franklin is predicting a turnout of 20-25 percent. In-person absentee voting ended at 7 p.m. Friday, with 1,839 people casting ballots. Another 200 had returned paper absentee ballots as of Friday evening, but paper ballots may be brought to the elections office all of the way up until the polls close at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Democrats have no contested local primary races, but Republican voters will pick five nominees — in districts 1, 2 and 3 of the Barrow County Board of Commissioners, District 8 of the Barrow County Board of Education, and for Barrow County Chief Magistrate. Of those, the District 3 BOC nominee will be the only one facing Democratic opposition in November’s general election.
Election results will be posted on BarrowJournal.com tonight.